European Garden Association –
Natur im Garten International
Am Wasserpark 1
+43 (0) 2272/61960-132
All good things come in threes: This year, the European Award for Ecological Gardening has been allocated already for the third time.
Whether sunny or shaded places, huge or small but beautiful: Gardens are places of encounter with people and nature, with creativity, cultural diversity, as well as with very special spaces.
However, they are also places of regeneration, such as reflection and recreation. The fact that green spaces contribute to a better quality of life as well as human well-being, open their doors to tourists and serve the community is proven in many different ways. It is our purpose to provide an appropriate platform for this colourful coexistence of diverse approaches. Gardens, after all, also combine the most different perspectives.
The campaign “Natur im Garten“, represented by the Federal Province of Lower Austria as well as the “European Garden Association – Natur im Garten International“, the "Natur im Garten" GmbH, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, awardded this prize as a recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of ecological gardening.
The Award is aimed at gardeners, planners, municipalities & local authorities, educational institutions and associations from all European nations.
An international Expert Jury evaluated the submissions according to the following criteria:
A total of 68 submissions from ten countries have been made to the European Award for Ecological Gardening 2019 for the recognition of outstanding achievemens in the field of ecological gardening. The jury, consisting of Zuzana Ambrožová/CZ, Margit Beneš-Oeller/AT, Brigitte Goss /DE, Chris Raeburn/GB, Markus Zeiler/DE and Karl Ploberger/AT (Chairman of the Jury) did not find it easy to choose winning projects from the large number of submissions in the three categories.
All projects of the competition can simply be described as great, and we would like to once again say a big thank you to:
We like to draw your attention already today to the European Award for Ecological Gardening 2021 – you can find more details on this event in good time on our website, which gives you an overview of our diversified green garden world already today.
Looking back on a history of almost thirty years and located on an area of approx. 33 km² in the Alpine region, the Carinthian village project with a huge variety of plants shares its knowledge with everyone interested - in more than 300 gardens and in public sphere.